Chickpea Croquettes with Greek Salad Topping

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Whole chickpeas give these sautéed croquettes a hearty texture.

  • serving (2 croquettes with topping)Servings

Ingredients

Topping

  • 1 cucumber, quartered and sliced (1 cup)
  • 1 cup cherry tomatoes, quartered
  • 2 green onions, chopped
  • 2 Tbs. lemon juice
  • 1 Tbs. olive oil
  • 1/2 cup crumbled low-fat vegan feta cheese, optional

Croquettes

  • 1 cup chickpea flour
  • 2 tsp. ground cumin
  • 1 tsp. chili powder
  • 1/2 tsp. salt
  • 1 15-oz. can chickpeas, rinsed and drained
  • 4 green onions, chopped (1/2 cup)
  • 1/2 cup diced red bell pepper
  • 1/4 cup chopped fresh parsley
  • 2 Tbs. lemon juice
  • 1 Tbs. olive oil
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced (2 tsp.)

Preparation

To make Topping:

Toss together cucumber, tomatoes, green onions, lemon juice, and oil in bowl. Gently stir in feta crumbles. Season with salt and pepper, if desired, and set aside.

To make Croquettes:

1. Whisk together chickpea flour, cumin, chili powder, and salt in bowl. Whisk in 3/4 cup hot water. Stir in remaining ingredients, and season with salt and pepper, if desired.

2. Coat nonstick skillet with cooking spray; heat over medium heat. Scoop 4 ı/4-cup dollops of chickpea mixture into skillet, and reduce heat to medium-low. Cook 3 to 4 minutes, or until golden.

3. Flip with spatula, and cook 3 to 4 minutes more. Repeat with remaining chickpea mixture. Serve each Croquette topped with 1/4 cup Topping.

Nutrition Information

  • Serving Size: Serves 4
  • Calories: 314
  • Carbohydrate Content: 45 g
  • Fat Content: 11 g
  • Fiber Content: 9 g
  • Protein Content: 12 g
  • Saturated Fat Content: 1 g
  • Sodium Content: 534 mg
  • Sugar Content: 6 g